Monthly Archives: February 2020

New Perspectives in Study of Hasidism (Dartmouth)

 

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New York City Street Corner (Habad)

This un-extraordinary little scene, it must have been around Christmas. From top to bottom, watch what happens to the street corner, a momentary ritual transformation, at Columbus and 97th Street. Note too how the WordPress category-tag algorithm puts this little … Continue reading

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(Camus) The Plague (1st American Edition First Printing Dust Jacket) (1948)

Bibliophiles can find more images of this copy of the American first edition here. “THE PLAGUE” by Albert Camus with un-clipped dust jacket. 1948 1st American Edition (stated), 1st Printing; Alfred A. Knopf; New York. The dust jacket comes with … Continue reading

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Trotsky On the Jewish Question (1937-1940) & In Palestine (1924)

Head of the USSR Army. Workers of all nations unite h/t Motti Inbari Found these writings here: Leon Trotsky On the Jewish Problem Written: 1937-1940 First Published: Various publications, but collected and sources for this edition here: Vol. 6 No. 12, December 1945, … Continue reading

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“Now vee may perhaps to begin. Yes?”

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“I Never Speculate”

Found this here: Grant E Hamilton, “I Never Speculate” – Jay Gould In the Gilded Age, the American public thought of the notorious stock market manipulator Jay Gould as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street”, a cold and calculating devil manipulating … Continue reading

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Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Miller

thank you Twitter h/t Hussein Ibish @Ibishblog

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(Striking Gods & Other Objects) Canaanite Temple Remains (Lachish)

Sharing and saving for students these images from this article in Ha’aretz of diminutive temple remains, including two tough little striking gods. They were dug up in central Israel at Lachish, an important Canaanite town-city circa 1800 B.C.E.. From the … Continue reading

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(Art Puppets & Middle East History) Cabaret Crusades (Wael Shawky)

Puppets from Wael Shawky’s three-part video series Cabaret Crusades are here on view at the Met Breuer. I’m wondering about the relation between visual art and history (it could just as well be about religion and history) in a body … Continue reading

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(Abstraction) Extreme Illusionism and Detailed Rendering (Vija Celmins)

Getting back to work about my impressions about some exhibitions that have since come and gone, this one being Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory. Vija Celmins  (pronounced VEE-ya SELL-mins) is one of those artists, women, whose career … Continue reading

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